Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Elizabeth Arden's Intervene Line: My Attempt at Postponing my Birthday!

Elizabeth Arden's Intervene
My birthday is this week. While for a lot of people this wouldn't be a big deal (and on the whole, it isn't for me), it is a reminder that I'm getting older. And I'm not super happy about that. I love that my face is still wrinkle free, and I'm fighting to keep it that way!

So, the next products I've tried out in my quest to use every anti-aging product line on the market are from Elizabeth Arden. The Intervene line is geared towards women 25-39, addressing "the first signs of aging" and helping you to "maintain skin's radiance and natural glow." Sounds pretty good to me!

So, what exactly does this line provide? While the products I tried out don't contain sunscreens or retinoids, they do have peptides and anti-oxidants. They also promote their "Biodormin" technology quite heavily.
"This new anti-aging technology extracts its key ingredient from the Narcissus Tazetta Bulb, during its period of dormancy. Studies show this extract has the ability to help slow the visible effects of aging on the skin. "

While I'm not sure about this ingredient, I do like that there is more than 1 type of active ingredient in these products.



After using these products for about 4 weeks I can't say that I've noticed less aging in my skin. I don't have wrinkles, there is nothing to turn around. What I did notice that my skin looked great. I was well moisturized, my skin didn't break out and my make up was easy to apply and blend every morning. I really enjoyed these products and I know I'll be pulling them out of my drawer in the future to use when I'm between product testings.

Stress Recovery Night Cream
This night cream is great! It is thick but not overly so. It feels amazing as it sinks into my skin, absorbing completely within a minute or so. It definitely hydrated well without leaving me a sticky mess to absorb into my pillowcase. It has a slight floral scent, but it's so faint I can't smell it at all after application.

Timefighting Radiance Serum
This serum is really more like a light lotion, with the consistency of one as well. It has basically no smell, absorbs quickly and easily hydrating my skin perfectly. I was able to apply makeup over this without any issues. I sometimes have problems with being a greasy mess about an hour after application if a daytime moisturizer is too heavy for me, which did not occur with this.

Pause & Effect Moisture Eye Cream
This is a pretty thick eye cream that absorbs quickly and easily, leaving the area well hydrated for makeup application. I had no issues with dryness or over hydration.

Elizabeth Arden Intervene Line

3 comments:

Halifax said...

My birthday is this week too, and I happen to like Intervene as well (at least the eye cream and the exfoliator). Great review

And happy birthday!

Renate said...

Hi Christine, just wanted to say that I love your blog especially the makup reviews! It's a shame you don't put pictures of you wearing the colors you talk about cause it's sometimes hard to imagine...

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday

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